The brain, as noted neuroscientist V.S. Ramachandran says, is "the most complexly organized form of matter in the universe." We all carry this miraculous piece of machinery with everywhere we go, but most of us know next to nothing about how it works.

Neurontic is designed to give laypeople a window into the inner workings of the human mind. Understanding a little about the symphony of neural activity occurring in our brains on a daily basis gives us a new vantage point on ourselves. Popping the proverbial hood and taking a peak at the mechanics of the mind has made me marvel at the elegance of the human psyche. I hope Neurontic does the same for you.

About the Author:

Orli Van Mourik has a B.A. in English Literature from Mills College, in California. She is presently earning her Masters in Journalism at NYU, where she serves as the executive editor of BULLPEN, a webzine profiling working journalists. She has also contributed to Psychology Today's magazine and website.